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Author has written 20 stories for Heroes, Midnighters, Death Note, and Black Cat.
Bio: I love math, science, chess, and reading fantasy books. I come on here a lot to read, but unfortunately do to the whole math/science thing I mentioned, I am really busy with school and academic competitions most of the time. And unlike in middle school, I don't have classes in which I can spend the whole time writing. So... I might be able to update over breaks and summer, but for now, probably not. I apologize to all of my readers.
Edit: Actually, my summer is also filled up with math and science. So I really have no idea when I'll ever have time to update.
Here is my former profile: http://darkfire359.webs.com/exprofile.htm
My Feelings on Fanfiction
Just a note: I don't favorite stories if I've already favorited the author. The stories I like the best are often not favorited, but have the author favorited instead.
My Mom's Feelings on Fanfiction
On Death Note:
Mom: "I like Ryuk/Misa. Ryuk is creepy and Misa is creepy, so they should both go be creepy together."
Mom: "Oh, Mello should just be glad he's not Near. If I were Mello, I'd be happy with second place; it's better than being floorsexual."
On Torchwood Slash:
Mom: "There's nothing better than two hot guys like Jack and Ianto kissing. Jack and Ianto are the perfect couple."
Me: "I thought you liked Jack/The Tenth Doctor?"
Mom: "That's good too."
Why I Like Light
Light Yagami should not be my favorite character of all time. There are so many other characters, like Spock (Star Trek), Sylar (Heroes), or Raistlin (Dragonlance) that are arguably more awesome. Also, for most of the Mello and Near arc, I don't like his actions at all. And in real life, I'd never be a Kira supporter. So, why Light?
First of all (this is the reason I originally noted), Light is brilliant. He's a genius, and not in the messed up Western portrayal of genius, which has shows like House, Castle, and Psych where the "genius" solves a problem via amazing epiphany. We can see his thought process, and when he rigs a drawer to explode, seeing the way he does it makes a simple device so much more amazing. Likewise, the trapped door and the trick with Raye Penbar show that even though he is amazingly intelligent, he's realistically intelligent. Somehow that's so much more satisfying than seeing the Western "genius" who solves problems based on insignificant details that could have meant nothing. However, similar things could be said for Near and L. But what sets Light apart from even them isn't just the superior quantity of schemes, but also the superior quality. L's TV broadcast, which I consider my favorite non-Light plan, relied a lot on luck. There was no guarantee that Kira would be watching TV at that very moment, or that he would even immediately be able to kill Lind L Taylor. Another thing that sets Light apart is his ability to make backup plan after backup plan. He had THREE methods of guarding his door, names written in advance for if he fell ill, and a miniature TV put in a bag of chips already put in the bag of chips in expectation of cameras being installed. On the other hand, if L were wrong, and Light wasn't Kira, he would be stuck from narrowing his list of suspects so quickly. It is subsequently because of Light's failure to make contingency plans later in the series than leads me to believe that he goes insane.
But my second reason for favoritism towards Light I didn't realize until much later. You see, Light is unique, far more so than you would think. Because ever since the days of Homer's The Odyssey, there has been the classic concept of a hero: loyal, brave, good, etc. Modern times go even farther, adding the trait of complete normality, especially when the protagonist is given powers or somehow thrust into a new world. Think about Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, Spider Man, Fairly Odd Parents, Ben 10... the list goes on. Entertainment seems to constantly make the protagonist some normal, average guy, whose only character traits are his amazing courage and incredible loyalty to his friends. Admittedly, anime is usually better about this, but still racks up numerous examples such as Pokemon, Yu-gi-oh, Parasyte, and Kyo Kara Mouh (I actually love the latter two, but the pattern is still tiring). Then we have Light. He's just your average high school, who one day finds a magical notebook. But instead of confusedly being guided into a new world through the help of friends, he takes the power by the reigns and jumps right into it. He uses the power better than anyone else, but not because he's the chosen one or something, but because he is just plain smart about it. I hesitate to say that he is more realistic, since normality is the whole point of the stereotype, but somehow it's far easier to empathize with Light than with Harry Potter or the like. But maybe that's just me.
Also, I often forget to put on disclaimers, so let me just say them here for any that I miss: I don't own Death Note, Black Cat, Heroes, Midnighters, or my profile picture.
Here are two of my favorite memes against discrimination:
Very Sarcastic Anti-Homophobia
1) Being gay is not natural. Real Americans always reject unnatural things like eyeglasses, polyester, liposuction and air conditioning.
The white man said, "Coloured people are not allowed here." The black man turned around and stood up. He then said: "Listen sir...when I was born I was BLACK, When I grew up I was BLACK, When I'm sick I'm BLACK, When I go in the sun I'm BLACK, When I'm cold I'm BLACK, When I die I'll be BLACK. But you sir, When you're born you're PINK, When you grow up you're WHITE, When you're sick, you're GREEN, When you go in the sun you turn RED, When you're cold you turn BLUE, And when you die you turn PURPLE. And you have the nerve to call me coloured?" The black man then sat back down and the white man walked away..
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